Philanthropic Round Table

Philanthropic Round Table: Engaging and Educating Girls and Women to be Strategic Philanthropists

Monday, February 26, 2018
7:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Club 101
New York, NY

The Philanthropic Round Table (PRT) was established by Miss Hall's School in 1997 to raise the level of discourse on women and philanthropy. Women today are attaining advanced degrees at higher rates and have greater resources upon which to draw. As such, they are in an increasingly powerful position to make and influence philanthropic decisions.

MHS Logo NCGS is proud to join Miss Hall's School as a partner in hosting the 2018 Philanthropic Round Table. You will hear from and participate in discussions with thought-leaders representing educational institutions, foundations, and non-profit organizations. Presenters and attendees will strategize ways to engage girls and women in becoming life-long philanthropists.

The audience for the PRT includes leaders of and advancement professionals at educational institutions (at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels), non-profits, NGOs, and corporations; alumnae/i relations officers; board members/trustees; and fundraising volunteers.



Morning panel only (7:30 am-10:00 am) $75
Full program (7:30 am-11:30 am) $125
7:30 – 8:15 AM Continental breakfast
8:15 – 10:00 AM Opening plenary session and panel discussion
10:10 – 11:00 AM Breakouts with panelists
  • Breakout 1: Making the Grade: Inspiring Young Alumnae
  • Breakout 2: Making a Difference: Inspiring Young Female Changemakers
  • Breakout 3: Making Sense of it All (an “unconference” opportunity to discuss topics of interest selected by participants)
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Closing plenary session

(subject to change)

Click here to learn more about our panelists. The panel will be moderated by Julia Heaton, Head of Miss Hall's School, and Megan Murphy, Executive Director of NCGS.

Click here to view past panelists.

Praise for the PRT

"I found the Philanthropic Round Table inspiring. My head of school has long wanted to integrate a philanthropy arm to our stellar Community Service program at McGehee. I found talking to Miss Hall's girls at my table just as valuable and enjoyable as listening to the eclectic group of speakers, who covered a philanthropic range from the billions to a small collective who had given away $750,000 over ten years. I would attend every year, if time allowed, and wholeheartedly recommend attendance to any development professional."
--Elenore Falshaw, Director of Development, Louise S. McGehee School

"I attended this event because development is key to our success as a new school (building new spaces etc.). The program sounded interesting, and it was! The opportunity to discuss philanthropy with professionals from other girls' schools was appealing to me. Hearing from development professionals and gaining perspective on why women give, ways women share resources to improve the life of other women, and the evolution of philanthropy in women was a discussion I am glad I didn't miss. The understanding gained from the Roundtable was invaluable and inspiring to me as a head of school. I plan to attend this year!"
--Mary Sciarrillo, Head of School, Trinity Hall


The Philanthropic Round Table is funded in part by the Norris Center for Girls’ & Women’s Leadership & Philanthropy, an endowed fund for Miss Hall’s School, and the following generous sponsors:

Graham Pelton Graham Pelton LFA Logo Signature Bank
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